Carol Seymour may be playing bigger than anyone I’ve ever interviewed — and her bold moves have helped me to play much bigger in my own life.
Carol is an accomplished business leader, one of Real Leaders Magazine’s Top 40 Women Keynote Speakers for 2020, and the founder of Signature Leaders, an organization that accelerates women into next-level leadership through its outstanding professional development programs. Signature Leaders was recognized as one of Inc.’s 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies in 2022 and has helped more than 3000 global leaders create greater impact and influence.
In this conversation, we talk about the biggest shifts that led Carol to leadership development, how a single program led to massive market-leading success, and how selling Girl Guide cookies helped a pre-teen Carol uncover one of her greatest superpowers.
Ready to play bigger? Listen now to discover:
- How Carol shifted from growing someone else’s company to building her own — and the key piece of advice that helped her make the leap
- How she masterfully handled a tricky product recall at the age of just 27
- Why facilitating a high-pressure Q&A with an Italian business leader led to one of her biggest shifts
Guest bio: Carol Seymour is a sought-after business leader and seasoned global executive of large and mid-cap size companies and private-equity-backed turnarounds. Her personal brand is all about catalyzing growth. She took her business success and married it with her passion for leadership, founding Signature Leaders in 2013. She is a Founding Member of Paradigm for Parity.
03:16 Meet Carol Seymour
05:28 Networking & London
07:51 Women, competition & community
11:30 The sales shifts
13:49 Product recall story
17:22 Shifting into new chapters
21:59 Sergio Marchionne interview story
26:20 Starting Signature Leaders
28:41 Board of advisors & key advice
34:32 Burnout & core capabilities
36:50 Leadership takeaways for women & men
43:50 What’s next
48:10 Wisdom Warriors